Building and Standards
Victoria Hall, Second Floor, East Wing
Building Permit: Application
A Building Permit is required for most renovation and construction projects, including new buildings greater than 107 sq. Ft., additions, significant renovations, elevated sundecks, and so on. For removal of any structure, a Demolition Permit is required. Permit applications and corresponding plans undergo a technical review to ensure that projects comply with the Ontario Building Code and maintain the health, welfare and safety of the public. A series of inspections and approvals are undertaken during the life of a Permit to ensure work is completed in a satisfactory manner.
Pool Permit: Application To view the Pool By-law click here
Installation of any body of water exceeding 24 inches in depth requires approval of a Pool Permit. The Swimming Pool By-law contains provisions relating to fencing, setbacks, required inspections, and other technical matters.
Heritage permits are also required for any new construction, additions, demolition or alterations to the exterior of a building located in a Heritage Conservation District or other property designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Heritage Permit Applications are reviewed and approved by Heritage Planning Staff and the Cobourg Heritage Committee (and subsequently Council) for more extensive alterations. Applications are reviewed with the consideration of the Council-approved heritage district guidelines and designating by-laws of individual properties. For more information about the heritage permits or to download application forms, click here.
Town of Cobourg Development Charges & Permit Fees
Effective January 1, 2015
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2013 Annual Report - Click Here
March 2015 StatsCan Report - click here
March 2015 Building Administrator's Report -click here
Building Stats - 1974 To Date - click here